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Summer is Coming – Do You Have the Insurance Protection You Need?

Summer is coming. That means changes in the way you drive, how you enjoy your weekends, and even how you spend your time with the people you love. People are out on the roads more. You’re taking pleasure rides in your old cruisers. You’re taking the boat out of the dry dock, and you’re even going RVing for extended weekends and long vacations.

All these things mean you need to have a long conversation with your local insurance agent at Central Lakes Insurance Brokers in Edina, MN to make sure you have the right insurance protection for your summertime fun.

These are just a few reasons why the weeks leading up to summer are the ideal time to make sure you have your insurance affairs in order.

  1. You always want to know you have the right protection before accidents happen. No one wants to discover all too late that your boat wasn’t covered for liability protection, or not covered for nearly enough.
  2. Your needs can change over a long winter, and you want to make sure you’re not overpaying for recreational vehicles, watercraft, etc. you may have sold or scrapped over the winter.
  3. You may have made life changes that place you at greater risks requiring additional insurance protection. You want to make sure you have those needs covered, too.

Central Lakes Insurance Brokers are happy to serve the summertime insurance needs of families in and around Brainerd and Edina, MN. Summer is coming. Contact us today to learn more about our insurance protection for auto, watercraft, RVs, and more today and let us audit your current coverage to see if you have the “just right” protection you need.

Auto Insurance Add Ons to Consider

Your basic auto owner’s insurance gives you standard coverage over your vehicle. However, there are limits to what your current auto insurance policy is able to provide, which means you may be at risk for out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, there are a number of auto insurance add-ons to consider. If you live in or around Edina, MN, Central Lakes Insurance Brokers can help you sift through the different policy options to find what works best for you and your budget. 

Roadside Assistance

You never know when you’ll have a problem with your vehicle while away from the house. This might be a dead battery, a flat tire, or something more serious. Contacting a tow truck, especially if you’re more than a few miles away, really adds up. Roadside Assistance provides you with this coverage. 

Personal Injury Protection

If you are injured during an auto accident you’ll find PIP coverage will cover more of your healthcare costs than standard auto insurance (and likely your health insurance). Even if your health insurance provider covers some of these expenses, adding PIP to your current coverage will help pay for co-pays and deductibles. 

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

If you’re ever involved with a driver who isn’t insured you may be stuck paying the bill. Uninsured motorist coverage protects you from this issue. 

If you haven’t gone over your auto owner’s insurance policy in some time there is no time like the present. With the aid of Central Lakes Insurance Brokers, a professional agent can look over your current policy and help you decide if there are add-ons that will improve your coverage (and save you money). So if you have questions about your current policy and live around Edina, MN, now is the time to give Central Lakes Insurance Brokers a call. 

Your Car Insurance and Travel Benefits

Life in Edina, MN is just fine, but everyone deserves a vacation sometime. So you plan for a big travel excursion, pack everything needed, jump on a plane and get to the airport to rent a car to your hotel destination. However, at the counter, the clerk asks you an odd question: do you want their car insurance for the rental car or do you have your own?

Most folks traveling will forget that a lot of car insurance policies assume people will travel from time to time, and the policies include language that covers a person when driving a rental car. The coverage provided will tend to be the same as what was provided for an owned car, i.e., if one has a basic insurance liability-only policy, that’s all that will be covered on a rental car. If you have comprehensive, the same will apply to the rental accordingly. However, many folks forget or are not aware, and then they kick out $50 or so for a temporary coverage that may not be needed at all.

For Edina, MN drivers and those in the greater area, Central Lakes Insurance Brokers can help. They can vet policies and point out exactly what will be provided for travel coverage and how it will work. This kind of helpful knowledge not only answers the question at the rental car desk, it helps people save money and understand their coverage in all situations far better. And that makes people better drivers overall before they get on the road. So, if you’re not sure and you have a big trip coming up, give Central Lakes Insurance Brokers a call about your car insurance. They can help make your trip a memorable one instead of a mistake.